Paul Heyman’s involvement in WWE is something that fans could not have imagined in the 90s. The ECW revolutionary is now one of the key members in the hottest faction in the company. The Wise Man also isn’t shy about speaking his mind and opening up about his current path in WWE.
Roman Reigns defeated Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 39, much to the chagrin of many fans in attendance in SoFi Stadium, and watching at home. Paul Heyman was right alongside the Tribal Chief during that big win, and he also saw exactly where Cody Rhodes was at the time.
When it comes to people think that Cody Rhodes wasn’t ready to be champion, Paul Heyman expanded on his way of thinking about it.
“We’ll be hearing this all summer long, won’t we? ‘Oh, it’s perfect. The stars are aligned. Here it is. It has to happen now.’ We’ve been hearing this the whole time. I was hearing this two years ago. I heard it last summer at SummerSlam with Brock. I heard it at the Royal Rumble With Kevin Owens. I certainly heard it in Montreal with Sami. I did hear it in Cardiff as well with Drew McIntyre. I heard it two SummerSlams ago with John Cena. ‘Oh, This is where John Cena gets number 17.
Oh, wouldn’t it be perfect if he beats Roman Reigns for it? Oh my God, this is it. John Cena becomes the most decorated heavyweight champion of all time. Perfect. Everything’s in line for it.’ Of course, it’s in line for it. That’s how you make a challenger. If the challenger is like, ‘Well, I guess this would be okay’, well, nobody’s gonna buy that. ‘Oh, this is it. It’s perfect. It has to happen now.’ That’s the promotional business.”
WWE is in a very interesting time in their company’s history right now. Endeavor is merging WWE and UFC into one, yet to be named, company. That could bring some UFC stars, including Conor McGregor, over to WWE.
Paul Heyman expanded on his recent interaction with Conor McGregor online. After all, Notorious had quite a biting retort as he called Paul Heyman a “grandpa.”
“I’m not a grandfather, but I appreciate the fact that I’m old enough to be one, number one, and I’m still thriving on top. I would like to see if Conor McGregor at 57 is still thriving at the very top of his entire industry. We’ll see if he’s even relevant at 57. We’ll see if he even lives to 57 with his lifestyle now, number two. Number three, it’s not that he tweeted to me, I picked the fight with him. Let’s be honest about this. He, as a Roman Reigns wannabe, did the Paul Heyman style, you know, title on each shoulder, and, you know, gave a shout out to himself, of course he did. You know, the ultimate self promoter in Conor McGregor, you know, standing nine feet tall and weighing 155 pounds and five foot four. So, with that in mind, I said, ‘Look at Conor McGregor, a Roman Reigns wannabe’, and of course, you know, he said, ‘Oh, be careful grandpa. I’ll break your jaw in three places.’”
“My father who was a pretty street savvy guy from the Bronx, you know, my father used to say, ‘If you’re going to hit somebody, you don’t want to go up and go, I’m going to punch you in the face. I’m going to beat you up. I’m going to come get you.’ You know what they do if they want to beat you up? They walk up to you and they hit you.”
“He’s talking a good game but he isn’t coming after The Wise Man, and even if he did come after The Wise Man, what if I landed a lucky shot like the lucky shot he hit Aldo with? (Jose) Aldo clipped him and busted him open on a knockout punch that he threw. What if I had a lucky punch on Conor McGregor? Right? What if I did? If he beats me up, who cares? I’m a 57-year-old Wise Man. I’m a Jew boy from the Bronx. This is a tough fight for Conor McGregor? I don’t see him picking a fight With Roman Reigns, but then again, listen. You know, little people do what little minds tell them to do, and that’s okay, because I like the little guy. He’s funny to me. Like a clown. You know, like a clown. He’s here for my amusement.”
We’ll have to see what the future holds, because the possibilities are endless when you’re considering the new company that is about to be formed between WWE and UFC. Some unthinkable things could be on the horizon, both good and bad.
Paul Heyman seems confident in his position alongside Roman Reigns. After all, the Bloodline saga has dominated WWE television for two years now, and they aren’t showing any signs of stopping.
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